Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving in the USA – The American Holiday of Eating Meeting and Visiting

Celebrating Thanksgiving is all about eating, meeting and visiting.

Families, relatives, or just friends get together at the proverbial dinner table not really to commemorate the first mutual fest of the Pilgrims or immigrants from Europe and the Native Americans or the original residents but to indulge themselves in great food, relax and have fun in the company of the dearest ones.

People tell jokes, watch football games, have a beer or too, so to speak, or a glass of wine, or rather a bottle … to be closer to reality, stuff themselves with turkey meat or filling and other traditional, or not so conventional Thanksgiving dishes and goodies.

Some go to parades, visit each other, go out to the movies, have Thanksgiving fun (this link may be gone after the season) with voice changing helium balloons or just enjoy the time off from work and the last long weekend before Christmas and Hanukah.

Thanksgiving also marks the start to the Holiday shopping season and is the eve of the Black Friday – the day of super promotions in brick and mortar stores, which is also the single highest sales day in the whole year.  Cyber Monday is a new phenomenon and is the e-commerce equivalent of the Holidays shopping super season.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Have Fun!  Don’t Drink and Drive!

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